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RESTful Web API Design with Node.js by Valentin Bojinov

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Summary

In this chapter, you learned about the history of REST, and we made a slight comparison between RESTful services and classical SOAP Web services. We looked at the five key principles that would turn our web application into a REST-enabled application, and finally took a look at how RESTful services are described and how we can simplify the discovery of the services we develop.

Now that you know the REST basics, we are ready to dive into the Node.js way of implementing RESTful services. In the next chapter, you will learn about the essentials of Node.js and the accompanying tools that are necessary to use and understand in order to build a full-fledged web service.

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